Washingtonville books clean in state audit

WASHINGTONVILLE – The state of Ohio had no finding for recovery, internal deficiencies or material weaknesses in a village audit for 2010 and 2011, according to Auditor Dave Yost.

The audit, conducted by the independent accounting firm of Charles E. Harris and Associates Inc., certified public accountants and government consultants, was released just before Christmas and noted two minor issues, one that has been corrected.

Messages were left for Fiscal Officer Dale Davis for comment and Mayor Will Jones said he did not have the opportunity to review the audit.

Washingtonville council meets at 7 p.m. on Monday and Jones said it could be discussed then.

Yost said Harris and Associates audited the financial statements for the years ending Dec. 31, 2011 and 2010 and the audit results are the responsibility of the village’s management.

“Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit,” Harris and Associates said.

The company added, that the results of “our tests disclosed no instances of noncompliance or other matters we must report under Government Auditing Standards.”

The two minor issues included a notation that “total appropriations exceeding total estimated resources were corrected with (a) finding no longer valid” and the village also had a “lack of certifying funds when placing orders … and purchase orders were dated after invoices.”

The audit said, “We did note certain matters not requiring inclusion in this report that we reported to the village’s management in a separate letter dated July 30, 2012,” adding that the issues were partially corrected.

“We intend this report solely for the information and use of management, the audit committee, the village council and others within the village,” the audit said.

For more information, visit: www.auditor.state.oh.us/auditsearch

Larry Shields can be reached at lshields@salemnews.net